Rwandan women 'should seek business funding'

Dec 03, 2010

Female Rwandan entrepreneurs are being urged to contact financial institutions in order to obtain loans that will help them expand their business.

Speaking at the annual congress of the National Women Council, held in Gakenke, Chair Odette Bamurange noted many females are still afraid of getting loans from banks, the New Times reports.

She called on members of the council to help support women in rural communities who want to establish or develop a company.

"How will we fight poverty in our families if we don't invest in income-generating projects?" she asked.

At the same event, Pierre Damien Hakizayezu, Mayor of Gakenke, called on females to establish business cooperatives and form a culture of saving, so they can provide support to each other.

Last month, the news source revealed small and medium-sized enterprises in the nation are getting access to new credit lines that are being backed by the African Development Bank.